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consumer confidence means and why it's so bad. >> a lot of it has to do with the fiscal cliff. but as you look deeper into these numbers and the questions they were asking, a lot of people respond saying they feel like taxes are going up count road and that made them nervous about the economy. so they understand no matter how this shakes out. there is something coming down the road that's going to have a stalling effect on the economy and we are looking at so many people out of work. we are talking about the unemployment number. that doesn't even catch the number we are talking about. all the people out there who are unemployed. plus all the people working part time and wish they had more work because they need more money. that's 23 million people are totally unemployed or need to work more to make ends meet. that's a big reason why we are seeing confidence fall. alisyn: do you think the days after a presidential election are normally filled with promise, the promise of better days ahead. there is a high from election? but this with the consumer confidence plunging how do you make sense o
of the deal to head off -- to stop us from going off the fiscal cliff. they said by the way we need to raise the debt limit and this new proposal of eliminating congress from the process of raising the debt limit. >> senator mcconnell has offered to have an up or down vote on this and democrats haven't taken him up on it. all of the spending reductions that simon cited in the 1990s were tied to the debt limit increase. it gives republicans leverage. president obama has the leverage in the fiscal cliff fight. he's willing to let the tax go up on the middle class. on the debt increase he doesn't have the same leverage. bob woodward pointed out that tim geithner said to president obama if the republicans stick to their guns on the debt limit bill you cannot reto it. the consequences will be so clam to us that you cannot veto it. so obama would have capitulated. megyn: that's what simon is saying now. that we shouldn't put the country in that position. >> the only way we'll get action on this debt. we keep spending and spending and raising our debt by $6 trillion every obama term. that's what ca
, president obama set to speak at a detroit auto plant where he will push his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff through his recipe of higher taxes on the wealthy. we are also hearing reports that mr. obama may weigh in on the explosive right-to-work fight that is raging through the state of michigan right now. we're going to get to that in a minute. while back in washington new questions arising today about plans for the start of the president's second term. wait until you hear this. brand new hour here of "america live." welcome, everybody, i'm megyn kelly. the white house press corps has sent a letter to the obama administration with questions about whether president obama's swearing-in could be kept from the press. katie pavlich is the news editor at town hall.com and with me now. katie, welcome back to the program. >> great to be here. megyn: so this is a surprising controversy. the constitution doesn't say that much about the inauguration, but it does tell us what day we're supposed to have it on, and this year that is triggering some controversy. explain. >> right. well, this year the ina
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